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30 July 2010

Stories from 30 July 2010

Russia: The First Case of YouTube Ban

RuNet Echo

Alexey Sidorenko writes about the Russian authorities' first attempt to ban YouTube.

Haiti: Displaced Women and Girls Victims of Gender Violence

In the aftermath of the devastating Haiti earthquake, women and girls are still facing gender violence, as some of them not only experience rape, but then have to face an...

Latvia: Concerns Over the Future of the Largest Daily, Free Press

With the ownership of the largest daily newspaper, Diena, in question, many journalists in Latvia fear business interests and political influence would rule the news coverage ahead of the October...

Madagascar: Pillaging of Rain Forests Was Supervised by National Special Forces

Pakistan: Wikileaks Documents And Corrective Actions

Pakistan: Floods Cause Death And Misery

Trinidad & Tobago: TTFF 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: Up Paramin Way

Cuba: Economic Effects

Jamaica: The Politics of SoE

Jamaica: Fastest Man Alive

Peru: Songs to Celebrate the Independence

Chile: Mapuche on Hunger Strike over Anti-terror Law

On July 12, 2010, fourteen Mapuche indigenous detainees began a hunger strike to denounce the Chilean State’s treatment of Mapuche communities in southern Chile. The strike is aimed mainly at...

Global Threat of Wheat Killer Rises

The risk posed by a fungus that is deadly to the world's second largest crop, wheat, continues to rise. The killer fungus, called Ug99, causes stem rust disease, which can...

Ghana: New Ghanaian movie

Kenya: Mobile Payment Revolution

Bulgaria: Government's Pressure on the Media

Brazil: Copyright Reform Proposal Under Consultation

A public consultation on the Brazilian Copyright Act has received over 1,200 contributions. The proposed changes have fuelled intense debate in the blogosphere and twittosphera.

Japan: Art on an island

Is Religion Good for China?